Event Recap: Mamas Making It Summit by Fashion Mamas
No one knows the hustle better than working moms. The Mamas Making It Summit by Fashion Mamas has been on our radar for a while now, and this year we finally get the inside scoop from last week's annual event. Many of you know Eileen Rosete from Instagram as the creator of the iconic "Women Are Sacred" shirt. She's also a Fashion Mamas member and mom to young Celine. She chronicles the joys and challenges of simultaneously running a business and raising a toddler on IG Stories. Eileen has spoken so highly of Fashion Mamas since joining last year, and as an entrepreneur who leads with so much heart, we trust her recommendations on our constant search for meaningful groups and events here in LA. So for those of you who are curious but either not quite there yet or don't know which mama group is worth your time, read on to see what she had to say.
Overall rating: A
Good for: Female entrepreneurs who are also moms looking for 1) a community of kick-ass women who are as passionate about mothering mindfully as they are running a successful business, 2) advice from mama entrepreneurs who are already killing it in their respective industries, and 3) a good reason to have an entire day to focus solely on themselves for a change.
Quality of content: Excellent. Fashion Mamas founder, Natalie Alcala, chose speakers from among her own professional and personal networks and gosh does this mama have pull! Speakers ranged from founders of impressive companies like Alli Webb of Drybar and Beatrice Valenzuela, designer and co-founder of the famed Echo Park Craft Fair, to esteemed influencers like Chriselle Lim and Kimberly Snyder, as well as boss ladies dedicated to social justice like famed DJ Daisy O'Dell, and founders of the Kind Campaign Lauren Paul and Molly Thomson. Oh, and did I mention the keynote was Tamera Mowry, talk show host of Emmy award-winning show The Real and famed 90's sitcom Sister, Sister? The beauty of the event is truly in the diversity and caliber of speakers, and the insight they have to offer knowing firsthand the challenges of being a mom AND an entrepreneur. Honestly one of the most inspiring aspects of the event was witnessing Natalie moderate six whole panels while 30+ weeks pregnant. She showed us exactly what a hardworking, passionate mama entrepreneur looks like in action.
Would love to see more: Would have loved to see more time for audience questions to help attendees take even better advantage of having such brilliant women in the same room.
Worth the money? Absolutely. You can tell that the event was created with a lot of heart and thought to the comfort and pampering of the hardworking mamas attending. I mean, who wouldn't want a complimentary blowout and high-quality swag bags? This event was particularly unique in how all the speakers have a genuine affinity for Natalie and want to be there to not only help attendees but simply to support her, their friend. This certainly helped give the event a more intimate vibe overall.